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Last-Minute Labor Day: Road Trip to These Classic American State Fairs

August 29, 2014 at 10:24 AM | by | Comments (0)

Fried food, Ferris wheels, and fun are on the schedule at state fairs across the country, and Labor Day Weekend is the last great weekend during summer fair season. There’s at least ten different fairs doing their thing this weekend, so one more summer road trip might just be a great way to end the season.

We’ve broken things down for you below, so just pick a state near you—we’re thinking Vermont—and type the address into your phone.

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Last-Minute Labor Day Deals: Three Festivals Still Selling Tickets

August 28, 2014 at 3:22 PM | by | Comments (0)

It's not too late to get tickets to Labor Day festivities. Here's a look at three events that offer something for everyone—whether you're a music lover, geek, or foodie—that still have tickets available.

For foodies there is The Taste Food Festival taking place in Los Angeles. Weekend passes for the L.A. Times event are sold out but there are still plenty of individual tickets for most events including Saturday's Field to Fork tasting and the popular Sunday Brunch. Tickets are available at latimes.com.

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Last-Minute Labor Day Deals: There's Always Orlando

August 28, 2014 at 11:40 AM | by | Comments (0)

We hate to alarm you, but the summer is quickly coming to an end. Before you know it, the cooler weather will be trickling in, and those pumpkin-flavored lattes will be hitting the bar at your favorite coffee shop. That’s why it’s time to plan one last quick getaway, and Labor Day Weekend is the time to do it.

Time is clearly a factor, as we’re just days away from the long weekend; however, how about a trip down to Walt Disney World? Bringing the kids certainly is an option, but we won’t tell if you visit Mickey and friends without them. After all they’re probably starting school soon if they have not done so already.

The fall season kicks off as of September 1, so you can head over to the Magic Kingdom and celebrate Halloween like two months in advance. Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party runs through the end of October, and it’s basically an extra few hours—and some extra dollars—of fun at the park.

Special parades, even more fireworks, and everyone in costume—including the characters—can be yours starting at $62 per person per evening. Just note that the afterhours tickets are independent of regular admission, so it’s a slightly cheaper way to score some access to the park.

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Last-Minute Labor Day Deals: Hilton Head Island Before It Gets Brisk

August 26, 2014 at 9:34 AM | by | Comments (0)

We hate to alarm you, but the summer is quickly coming to an end. Before you know it, the cooler weather will be trickling in, and those pumpkin-flavored lattes will be hitting the bar at your favorite coffee shop. That’s why it’s time to plan one last quick getaway, and Labor Day Weekend is the time to do it.

There’s plenty of sunshine and warmth to be had in South Carolina, so we say skip out of town and head to Hilton Head Island. It’s a nice spot for both those with families and those without, and if golf is your thing you won’t be short on courses from which to choose. They even have that snazzy red and white lighthouse—it’s actually only like 90-feet tall—for selfie opportunities.

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Last-Minute Labor Day Deals: A Long Flight to the Land Down Under

Where: Australia
August 22, 2014 at 10:50 AM | by | Comments (0)

We hate to alarm you, but the summer is quickly coming to an end. Before you know it, the cooler weather will be trickling in, and those pumpkin-flavored lattes will be hitting the bar at your favorite coffee shop. That’s why it’s time to plan one last quick getaway, and Labor Day Weekend is the time to do it.

We'll be the first to admit that Australia isn't the easiest destination to travel to, but sometimes all a bucketlist vacation needs is a holiday off to get the ball rolling. And, naturally, a our tips to making the best of the 14-hour flight. All things considered, this might be the time to score a great deal on a package to explore this beautiful country.

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Last-Minute Labor Day Deals: The Islands of Nantucket and Martha's Vineyard

August 21, 2014 at 9:31 AM | by | Comments (0)

We hate to alarm you, but the summer is quickly coming to an end. Before you know it, the cooler weather will be trickling in, and those pumpkin-flavored lattes will be hitting the bar at your favorite coffee shop. That’s why it’s time to plan one last quick getaway, and Labor Day Weekend is the time to do it.

We have had awesome times on both Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket, so that’s why we’re suggesting you close summer out with a bang and visit both. Sure, it might be a bit to pack in over just a few days, but when there are ferries involved, how can you resist?

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Seven Destinations Where It's Still Cool to Wear White After Labor Day

September 4, 2013 at 9:32 AM | by | Comment (1)

With the passing of Labor Day comes the end to the official wearing-of-white months. Traditionally, white pants season (and relatedly, Sperry Topsider season) lasts from Memorial Day until the very last gasp of summer on Labor Day. Any other time—wearing white is completely at your own risk. Still, remember that Labor Day is an American holiday, so other countries don't have such definitive end-dates for summer attire.

It's become a tradition for us to extend the white-pants-wearing season a tad by clueing you in, every year, as to where it's still okay to don your chalk linen slacks. So now, for 2013, 7 cities for wearing white any time of year:

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All the Boeing 787 News You Missed Over Labor Day Weekend

September 3, 2013 at 9:47 AM | by | Comments (0)

· British Airways' 787 took off to Toronto. It flies! Well, we already knew that. They were a half-hour late in arriving, but we wouldn't have wanted an inaugural on a 787 to end early, either. Check out our gallery to see more.

· British Airways adds Austin, TX to the 787 routes. While we're on the topic of the BA 787, might as well mention that this morning held the huge announcement of a new route to come in spring 2014: London to Austin, TX. The first flight will happen in March, bringing a second international destination to Austin Airport, which currently only has over-the-border flights to Mexico.

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From Maine to Florida, Labor Day Weekend Means a Beer Festival Near You

August 29, 2013 at 9:49 AM | by | Comments (0)

With summer winding down and cooler weather right around the corner we suggest raising a glass to remember the season. The long holiday weekend brings a few solid options, so pick a beer festival that looks good to you and enjoy. Here’s our picks for three winners—cheers!

Key West BrewFest

There’s still plenty of summer weather left down in Florida, so may we suggest heading down to Key West to enjoy a little sun and suds. The 4th annual Key West BrewFest arrives in town on August 29, and things are scheduled to run throughout the weekend until September 2. Cigar City Brewing, Florida Keys Brewing Company, and Florida Beer Company will be just a few of the breweries in attendance, so be sure to pace yourself with the sips and samples. Tickets will set you back $35 in advance, and that will get you access to over 150 beers all during the Signature Tasting Festival right on South Beach.

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Seven Cities for Wearing White Any Time of the Year

September 4, 2012 at 9:40 AM | by | Comments (0)

Horrible news. It's time to put those white pants away. That's right—Labor Day has come and gone and as much as we enjoy viewing the outline of your thong (male or female), the look does have an expiration date.

Traditionally, white pants season (and relatedly, Sperry Topsider season) lasts from Memorial Day until the very last gasp of summer on Labor Day (ah hem, yesterday). Any other time—wearing white is completely at your own risk.

It's become a tradition for us to extend the white-pants-wearing season a tad by clueing you in, every year, as to where it's still okay to don your chalk linen slacks. So now, for 2012, 7 cities for wearing white any time of year:

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Three Labor Day Weekend Food Festivals to Finish Off the Summer

August 22, 2012 at 12:06 PM | by | Comments (0)

With the summer weather winding down we figured it was worth celebrating Labor Day with a bit of outdoor fun and overindulgence. The seasonal food festivals are winding down, but there are still a few worth the price of admission. Here’s our picks for a few fun Labor Day food events to close out the summer season:

Buffalo Chicken Wing Festival – Buffalo, New York

When it comes to buffalo wings the annual party up on Buffalo, New York is pretty much the granddaddy of them all. The National Buffalo Wing Festival is set to do its thing at Coca-Cola field on September 1 and 2. Events include the US wing eating championship, bobbing for wings, and of course the Miss Buffalo Wing pageant. Admission will set you back just $5 per person, and the food tickets for the chicken wings start at $1 each. Restaurants and vendors—some as far away as Georgia—will all be there preparing their crispy-skinned delicacies, so if you’re in the neighborhood this is a don’t miss event.

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Seven Cities for Wearing White Pants Year-round

September 6, 2011 at 8:26 AM | by | Comments (0)

Horrible news. It's time to put those white pants away. That's right—Labor Day has come and gone and as much as we enjoying viewing the outline of your thong (male or female), the look has an expiration date.

Traditionally, white pants season (and relatedly, Sperry Topsider season) lasts from Memorial Day until the very last gasp of summer on Labor Day (ah hem, yesterday). Any other time—wearing white is completely at your own risk. One the other hand, at the beginning of white pants season we rounded up five cities where you can wear white pants year-round.

Now that we've reached the end of the season, here's an encore (plus new additions!):

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